Steve gave it a decent try: got in line before 8 am on Friday, September 19th. He was in the 25th position but the Apple iPhone 6 Plusses were gone by the 6th person.
He braved it later in the morning so I could go with him as I had nominally decided to consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which was released from pre-ordering the day before.
In the interest of curiosity and research, I have opted to go with the also-recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 4. After considering what made me unhappy with the Sprint-issued Samsung Epic 4G and the context of the limited audience that model served, I am committing the next 18 months of my life back to an Android-based smartphone. I’ll still very much have my iPad so I will still be dependent somewhat on the iOS universe. Besides, with my purchase last year of the Neo3do tablet, I never really left.
My phone is projected for an October 17th delivery date. Steve’s iPhone 6 Plus is some time in November…